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How can being mindful help you boost your mood?

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The idea behind mindfulness is that you simply watch your thoughts and notice the feelings in your body, all without judgment.

Activities like meditation, yoga, and tai chi help you step back from the constant thoughts that run through your mind. That turns out to be a powerful way to change your outlook on life and gain more control over the ups and downs. Mindfulness works best when you set aside time to practice each day.

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

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